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Brazil TV host accused of ordering killings for ratings

Brazilian politician and TV host, Wallace Souza, is under investigation for allegedly ordering at least five executions in order to boost ratings. The accusations came about partially because the show Canal Livre was always first on the scene to get footage of a number of murder victims. Souza denies the accusations.
August 12, 2009

Brazilian politician and TV host, Wallace Souza, is under investigation for allegedly ordering at least five executions in order to boost ratings. The accusations came about partially because the show Canal Livre was always first on the scene to get footage of a number of murder victims. Souza denies the accusations.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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